Fire Scale
Echizen Kinai tsuba - C. 1700 - Signed Echizen Ju Kinai Saku. This tsuba has suffered fire damage and is in pretty poor shape. The burnt layer of iron on the seppa dai is very obvious. It is the bluish tinge to the metal and is also seen on the mimi and in other places. The layers of burnt iron also have a grayish colour to them in the sunlight. This tsuba is probably repairable but in this particular case, most likely not worth the cost.

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